Intrepidation

Something that really pisses me off.

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Maybe it's just be, although I know it isn't, but I am getting sick and tried of more and more ads and packaging being in Spanish. At first it was English on top with smaller Spanish below it, then Spanish got bigger until it was the same size, and recently I've seen ads only in Spanish. That really Pisses me off.

The first example of this was a several months ago where there were small promotional ads in a store in the soda section that had to do with Pirate of the Caribbean and Coca Cola. There were 4 or 5 of these ads spread throughout the isle and every one of them was in Spanish.

Today while browsing Autoblog Sprint just showed a cell phone ad that was exclusively in Spanish.

But the worst offender is a big billboard on Route 110 for the US f@#king Navy exclusively in Spanish. That's disgusting.

Am I the only one on this site who feels this way? Why is it that every other group of people from around the world who have migrated to the USA over the years have adapted and learned English and for the most part of become legal, respectful citizens, with the exception of Mexicans people from DR and such?

It's so disrespectful to me and just a spit in the ye to this country...but we actually seem to condone it and DO NOTHING about it.

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Heh-heh..it's like that all over here in Arizona... all the signs in Target, Wal-Mart, etc are bilingual. I've seen a few billboards in Spanish only.

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Heh-heh..it's like that all over here in Arizona... all the signs in Target, Wal-Mart, etc are bilingual. I've seen a few billboards in Spanish only.

I think it crosses a line when the US Military starts doing it in Spanish only.

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I think it crosses a line when the US Military starts doing it in Spanish only.

Well, the military is desperate for new recruits...they have to get what they can get.

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Well, the military is desperate for new recruits...they have to get what they can get.

So by advertising in only one language, Spanish no less, that will help broaden their message?

Not getting angry with moltar of course, it's just an issue that really infuriates me.

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So by advertising in only one language, Spanish no less, that will help broaden their message?

Not getting angry with moltar of course, it's just an issue that really infuriates me.

I hear you..it's kind of absurd...but that's the way it is... targeted advertising. I've seen Spanish language TV commercials here on local, English language stations! Spanish speakers are the fastest growing group in the US..

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Dude, you live in Lawrence; it has the highest Hispanic population per capita ANYWHERE in ASSachusetts by far, what do you expect?

I totally agree with you about what you're saying, by the way, it's just I find it funny that you're acting surprised about it given where you live.

Here, I found a nice t-shirt for ya:

speakenglish.jpg

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This is a topic of discussion among myself and a couple of my friends quite often and we share your feelings DF. It is a disgrace to this nation IMO. My family are Italian immigrants than came to this county in 1966 ( at least my father's side of the family) and what did they do? My grandparents who were grown adults with 3 children to raise, learned how to speak English, my grandfather going to night school while working during the day as a carpenter for Fordham University. Eventually moving to head carpenter by the time he retired in 1992. My grandmother worked her way up to supervisor at one of the Stella Doro cookie factories. My father who had never spoken a word of English was only 13 when they came here, and had to learn English while in school with all the 'normal' kids. My father grew up to open his own business, but always had a job and worked hard without standing on corners for these vans that come and pick you up to bring you to the next job. It sickens me to see what has become of this country in just about every facet, and this acceptance of illegal immigrants and such seriously needs ot be put to an end. Just recently 3 houses were built next door to where I live, and in each house a spanish family has moved in. One of these families is always in their backyard BLASTING Spanish music. This goes on from the afternoon hours till sometimes 2, 2;30 AM. My grandmother whom I live with and is now 78 years old and recently a breast cancer survivor cannot get any rest with this music blasting ( which you can hear from down the block) and yet their total lack of respect goes by without so much as a single police officer coming by and saying hey this is disturbing the peace. Before I go on with my rant which will probably last a lot longer than this paragraph I will stop myself. Things need to change, and now.

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Dude, you live in Lawrence; it has the highest Hispanic population per capita ANYWHERE in ASSachusetts by far, what do you expect?

I totally agree with you about what you're saying, by the way, it's just I find it funny that you're acting surprised about it given where you live.

Here, I found a nice t-shirt for ya:

speakenglish.jpg

Well duh about Lawrence but it isn't just Lawrence or Lowell that I've seen it in, and it doesn't make it any more of an excuse. Learn so f@#king English!

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This is a topic of discussion among myself and a couple of my friends quite often and we share your feelings DF. It is a disgrace to this nation IMO. My family are Italian immigrants than came to this county in 1966 ( at least my father's side of the family) and what did they do? My grandparents who were grown adults with 3 children to raise, learned how to speak English, my grandfather going to night school while working during the day as a carpenter for Fordham University. Eventually moving to head carpenter by the time he retired in 1992. My grandmother worked her way up to supervisor at one of the Stella Doro cookie factories. My father who had never spoken a word of English was only 13 when they came here, and had to learn English while in school with all the 'normal' kids. My father grew up to open his own business, but always had a job and worked hard without standing on corners for these vans that come and pick you up to bring you to the next job. It sickens me to see what has become of this country in just about every facet, and this acceptance of illegal immigrants and such seriously needs ot be put to an end. Just recently 3 houses were built next door to where I live, and in each house a spanish family has moved in. One of these families is always in their backyard BLASTING Spanish music. This goes on from the afternoon hours till sometimes 2, 2;30 AM. My grandmother whom I live with and is now 78 years old and recently a breast cancer survivor cannot get any rest with this music blasting ( which you can hear from down the block) and yet their total lack of respect goes by without so much as a single police officer coming by and saying hey this is disturbing the peace. Before I go on with my rant which will probably last a lot longer than this paragraph I will stop myself. Things need to change, and now.

:yes:

The music thing is another major thing that pisses me off around here, where as XP said, is mainly Spanish. They blast that crap for hours and into the night. I've heard it at 5 AM from the people who lived next door. Happily their house foreclosed and it's been much more quiet.

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Would we all be as pissed off if it was Polish or Russian or Czechoslovakian, instead of Spanish?.

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Would we all be as pissed off if it was Polish or Russian or Czechoslovakian, instead of Spanish?.

Undoubtedly...different language same problem, but the problem doesn't exist with any other group of people, so your argument is irrelevant.

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I would be, my family didnt go around blasting Italian music, it has nothing to do with what nationality they are, this is America, our national language is English....learn to speak, enough of these bull$h! Spanish ads, instruction manuals and all this other bull$h!. Force them to learn the language like everyone else who came to this country at one point or another had to do. Again going back to my family, when they got a new appliance or something,they had to learn to read so they could understand what they had to do to make it work, or with a car's owners manual.

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French is on a lot of things in Canada, but we really can't complain because it's actually an official language.

Although it does bother me to see signs and menus entirely in Chinese in some places in Chinatown...

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I hate spanish ads in Amierca.

Dude, try and at least spell 'America' correctly..

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I don't really mind, personally. The increase of the Hispanic population in US and its effects on our culture are actually professional interests of mine. More to research. :)

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Stop watching the Spanish channels DF! :smilewide:

On Cox cable here in Phoenix I get at least 5 Spanish channels... it is fun to channel surf through them sometimes, the telenovellas (soaps) often have hot curvy Latinas.. :)

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Stop watching the Spanish channels DF! :smilewide:

You couldn't pay me to watch them :P

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I hate spanish ads in Amierca.

Dude, try and at least spell 'America' correctly..

You also need to realize that Mexico is part of America!

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Dude, try and at least spell 'America' correctly..

You also need to realize that Mexico is part of America!

Yes, as is Canada. North America. I think gmforlife meant the US which some commonly call America.

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Yes, as is Canada. North America. I think gmforlife meant the US which some commonly call America.

I know... :AH-HA_wink:

By the way... there are parts of LA that are completely in foreign languages (besides Spanish), and I don't see anybody in a big fuss about that. I know first generation USA-ans (hehe) whose parents (from places other then Mexico or Central America) don't speak one word of English.

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Why is it that every other group of people from around the world who have migrated to the USA over the years have adapted and learned English and for the most part of become legal, respectful citizens, with the exception of Mexicans people from DR and such?

"Every other group" usually took a couple generations for everyone to start speaking English and assimilate. This happens every time a new wave of immigrants comes to America, yet every time, people act like the new wave is a threat that America has never seen before.

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I know... :AH-HA_wink:

By the way... there are parts of LA that are completely in foreign languages (besides Spanish), and I don't see anybody in a big fuss about that. I know first generation USA-ans (hehe) whose parents (from places other then Mexico or Central America) don't speak one word of English.

I have a lot of friends that are Indian immigrants...many speak English (the Queen's English) better than many US-born Anglos that I've met... :)

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